project portfolio management (PPM)

A series of tools, methodologies and strategies to analyse, prioritize and manage the elements of a project portfolio.

Project portfolio management aims at evaluating projects as accurately as possible to assess their strategic importance, relative use of resources and actual/projected profitability, and make corresponding allocation and go/kill decision.

Its second objective is to group and sequence projects in such a way as to ensure an optimal use of existing resources, leverage common work products and processes, balance risk, costs and constraints, anticipate capacity and resource needs, and meet strategic objectives.